FBL29 - Douglas Rushkoff: Digital Culture, Socio-Economics, and the Importance of Local Impact
This week we have our first-ever return guest, Douglas Rushkoff, who was one of our first guests on the show. If you missed that episode or you’re not familiar with Douglas, then let me tell you--you’re in for quite the treat. Douglas is a no-bullshit media theorist who is undeniably one of the most influential thinkers who has been steering digital culture. We touch on many topics in this episode, but without a doubt the biggest focus throughout is how capitalism and digital culture are negatively impacting the ways in which we interact with one another and how we build our communities. We also briefly touch on topics like basic income, NFTs, cryptocurrency, and climate change. Find Douglas' wonderful podcast at www.teamhuman.fm ** Sign up for your 2 week free trial of Singularity's premium membership @ singularity.org/2weektrial Apply to join our Nov 7th - 11th Executive Program @ go.su.org/ep2021 ** Host: Steven Parton - LinkedIn / Twitter Music by: Amine el Filali
153 Douglas Rushkoff, flooding in Japan, NFT’s, RChain’s refugee solutions [Climate & Coordination] Aug 20 2021
Douglas Rushkoff joined as surprise guest. We discussed flooding in Japan, the cultural origins that led to blockchain, NFT's, Greg shared a poem, and Steve Ross Talbot shared a sketch for a health app for displaced people.
#52 Douglas Rushkoff Revisited: Finding Connection in a Destabilizing Digital Realm
What Could Possibly Go Right?
Douglas Rushkoff makes a return appearance to the series with fresh insights on our core question of What Could Possibly Go Right? Listen to his previous interview on episode 28.Douglas Rushkoff is an author, documentarian, and host of the popular podcast, Team Human. Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. He addresses our question a second time with thoughts including:The importance of contentment in “just less” and acknowledging the enoughness we have alreadyThe striving for connection with others, in a context where the “human organism has reached its peak of loneliness and is trying to find itself again”That the “digital realm is so much about choice” and we can use technology for light or darkThe need for real-life interactions as an antithesis to technologies which “are intentionally decalibrating; they destabilize you and your nervous system”Connect with Douglas RushkoffWebsite: rushkoff.comTeam Human: www.teamhuman.fmTwitter: twitter.com/rushkoffFollow WCPGR on Social MediaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatCouldPossiblyGoRightPodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/buildresilienceInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/buildresilienceLearn more: https://bit.ly/wcpgr-resSupport the show (https://www.resilience.org/what-could-possibly-go-right-podcast-vicki-robin/supportthepodcast/)
Chapter 83: Douglas Rushkoff on divisive duality and designer deaths
3 Books With Neil Pasricha
“Our technologies, markets and cultural institutions, once forces for human connection and expression, now isolate and repress us. It is time to remake society together, not as individual players, but as the team we actually are: Team Human.” That little paragraph is printed right on the cover of the latest book by Douglas Rushkoff. Do you know Douglas Rushkoff? He’s a vivid, big-thinking author behind books like Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Screenagers, Playing the Future, Media Virus, and many others. Seth Godin calls him acerbic. I’ll call him provocative. Douglas is not afraid of anything! His writing is confident and he’s got the research and logic ready behind every point. No wonder he’s been named one of the world’s most influential thought leaders. Douglas hosts the popular Team Human podcast, writes for The Guardian, and is the documentarian behind Generation Like and Merchants of Cool. He’s also responsible for coining many popular phrases including “viral media” and “social currency.” Douglas Rushkoff is a big thinker! A different thinker. And we love getting different thinkers on this show. From Chapter 4 with Sarah Ramsey, my favorite bookseller, to Chapter 36 with Elder Cox and Elder Corona, two teenage Mormon missionaries, to Chapter 61 with Temple Grandin, one of the world’s first autism activists, we’re having a blast bouncing around brain spaces. We are going to talk about Bitcoin, reality tunnels, what the internet really is, the benefits of slack, rebuilding societal trust, the source code for magic, Timothy Leary and designer deaths, facts versus reality, mycelium and trees, Bardo orgies, the purpose of play, and, of course, the incredible Douglas Rushkoff’s three (or maybe four!) most formative books. Let’s flip the page into Chapter 83 now … What You'll Learn: What is a media theorist? How is Team Human doing? What is the true environmental cost of Bitcoin? Why is slack so important? How can we rebuild trust where it is lost? How do we free ourselves from societal pressures? Is there such a thing as an original thought? How does intergenerational living benefit society? Why should we never retire? What is Chapel Perilous? What is a reality tunnel? How do you surf reality? How does tradition keep us sane? How should we think about death? What is the difference between death and dying? What is the Tibetan bardo? What kind of games should we strive to play in life? What is the purpose of play? What was the original vision for the internet? What is the true meaning of the Sabbath in today’s world? Why is Torah magical? You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://www.3books.co/chapters/83 Leave us a voicemail. Your message may be included in a future chapter: 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Sign up to receive podcast updates here: https://www.3books.co/email-list 3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Angie Thomas, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Roxane Gay, David Mitchell, Vivek Murthy, Mark Manson, Seth Godin, Judy Blume and Quentin Tarantino. 3 Books is published on the lunar calendar with each of the 333 chapters dropped on the exact minute of every single new moon and every single full moon all the way up to 5:21 am on September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and is 100% non-profit with no ads, no sponsors, no commercials, and no interruptions. 3 Books has 3 clubs including the End of the Podcast Club, the Cover to Cover Club, and the Secret Club, which operates entirely through the mail and is only accessible by calling 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Each chapter is hosted by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. For more info check out: https://www.3books.co
Author and Educator Dr. Douglas Rushkoff, discusses Economic Cooporativism and Circular Economics
Everything Co-op with Vernon Oakes
Dr. Douglas Rushkoff, author and educator discusses economic "cooporativism" and circular economics. Dr. Rushkoff sets the premise that if the rest of the Country replicated many of the economic strategies used in Black communities, we could resolve many of the challenges being faced.Winner of the Media Ecology Association’s first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Dr. Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, where he founded the Laboratory for Digital Humanism. He is a columnist for Medium, technology and media commentator for CNN, a research fellow at the Institute for the Future, and a lecturer on media, technology, culture and economics around the world. His new book, a manifesto called Team Human, calls for the retrieval of human autonomy in a digital age. Prior to that, his book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity argued that we have failed to build the distributed economy that digital networks are capable of fostering, and instead doubled down on the industrial age mandate of growth above all.Rushkoff has taught regularly for NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, The New School University, the MaybeLogic Academy and the Esalen Institute. He also lectures about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities around the world. He has been awarded a Fullbright Scholarship, and Senior Fellowships by the Markle Foundation, the Center for Global Communications, and the International University of Japan. He served as an Advisor to the United Nations Commission on World Culture and regularly appears on TV shows from NBC Nightly News and Larry King to the Colbert Report and Bill Maher. Rushkoff is on the board of several new media non-profits and companies, and regularly speaks about media, society and ethics to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, universities, and companies.
Douglas Rushkoff | Fear, Loathing & Dignity in Cyberspace
Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT Technology Review, Douglas Ruskhoff is a media theorist, author, and documentarian studying human autonomy in the digital age. He’s the author of over 20 books, including Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Media Virus, and most recently Team Human. In this episode, we ask him to unpack why he thinks we as a society ‘blew it’ with digital tech - its psychedelic, subversive beginnings giving way, as he sees it, to one pyramid scheme stacked on top of another.What does this mean for crypto? If money is a medium, how can we subject it to the type of media critiques that made Rushkoff famous early in his career? And what does he think of this weird COVID moment, where many of us sit at home in a womb of technological convenience?We recorded this episode the day after Christmas, before entering what feels like an endgame in American domestic politics. It seems fitting then, that we conclude with a dive into the stakes for mutual aid, mutual respect, and of course, Qanon.🌚 🌘 🌗 🌗 🌖 🌞🌞 🌖 🌗 🌗 🌘 🌚 Rushkoff's homepage Team Human HQ On Dr. Mark Filippi Somaspace Dr. Mark's interview with Douglas Rushkoff on Team Human Tim May - 'The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto' Eric Hughes - 'A Cypherpunk's Manifesto' Chapter 10 from 'Mastering Bitcoin' (on Bitcoin mining and issuance)A sample of Rushkoff's recent essays - ‘We Blew It.’ Douglas Rushkoff’s Take on the Future of the Web Survival of the Richest The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind The Privileged Have Entered Their Escape Pods How Centuries of Black Strength Created a Blueprint for Economic Recovery
HomeGrown Humans - Douglas Rushkoff - Team Human - Hosted by Jamie Wheal
Futurist media theorist, author, podcast host, and Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, Douglas Rushkoff joins Jamie Wheal to share the emergence of crypto fascism among QAnon, left-wing conspiracies, the new thought plandemic, digital memes as occult sigils, and the end of the world. For the full show notes visit: https://neurohacker.com/homegrown-humans-douglas-rushkoff-team-human-hosted-by-jamie-wheal-podcast
Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, his twenty books include the recently published Team Human, based on his podcast. Others include bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus. He also made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, The Persuaders, and Merchants of Cool. Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. Through this lens, he answers the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?” including:That our immersion in online networking technologies is making us long for “organic kinship”, and causing overwhelm and distrust as our evolutionary social cues are missed.That what could go right is we emerge from this isolation and dominance of screens to being more willing to reconnect with other human beings in person, more readily establishing rapport, solidarity and mutuality.That civics is about feeling responsible for neighbors and community, even if you don’t always like them. That we “learn to see that unpredictability as the novelty and weirdness and joy of being a living entity in the now.”That we need to get rid of our addiction to exponential growth, extraction and repression of others, and refocus on the commons. Rather than “using the stick of devastation”, we use the “carrot” of fun to make working together more appealing than ongoing competition.The encouragement to: “Find the others. You don't have to do this in isolation. They're all over the place. Just look into people's eyes and you'll get that instant moment of recognition of, Oh, there's another one. Let's do this together.”ResourcesZebras Unite Platform Cooperative Movement Enspiral Network Extra readingThe Privileged Have Entered Their Escape Pods - Douglas Rushkoff on One Zero, Medium Connect with Douglas RushkoffWebsite: rushkoff.comTeam Human: www.teamhuman.fmTwitter: twitter.com/rushkoffFollow WCPGR on Social MediaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatCouldPossiblyGoRightPodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/postcarbonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/postcarboninstitute/Learn more: https://bit.ly/wcpgr-resSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/vickirobin)
Douglas Rushkoff, one of MIT's top 10 most influential intellectuals in the world, joins the DTFH! You can learn more about Douglas and find his books on his site. Original music by Aaron Michael Goldberg. This episode is brought to you by: Purple - Visit Purple.com/Duncan10 and use promo code DUNCAN10 for $200 Off any mattress order of $1500 or more! FightCamp - Visit joinfightcamp.com/duncan to try Fight Camp FREE for 30 days! ExpressVPN - Visit expressVPN.com/duncan and get an extra 3 months FREE when you buy a 1 year package.
There’s an anti-human agenda embedded in our markets and technologies, which has turned them from a means of human connection into facilitators of isolation and repression. Our corporations and the culture they create glorify individualism at the expense of cooperation, threatening the sustainability not just of our economy but our species. In his book, Team Human, Douglas Rushkoff reveals this agenda at work and invites us to remake society toward human ends rather than the end of humans. Rushkoff's observations are as true today as they were when he delivered this talk at SXSW 2019. There’s still time to contemplate our path before we hit the switch and automate ourselves out of existence. Rushkoff was unable to travel to Austin for the event, so the session was held remotely with moderation provided by the Director of Virtual Futures, Luke Robert Mason.